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Winter Colors

by Randy Granger

"Southwest Americana" peaceful and soothing Native American Flute music for the holiday season year round. Simple and elegant treatments of seasonal favorites and new, original songs paint a Winter in the Southwest long, long ago.
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1. Calling Snow
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2. Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
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3. What Child is This
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4. Snow Geese
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5. Lullay Lullay - Coventry Carol
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6. Silent Night
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7. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
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8. I Wonder as I Wander
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9. Little Drummer Boy
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10. Oh Christmas Tree
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Traditional and New Holiday/Seasonal music offerings on Native American flute, guitar, voice and percussion from award winning, New Mexico, Southwest Americana musician Randy Granger. Peaceful and soothing music to put you in a serene, holiday mood.

Winter colors is ten fresh, original sounding and tenderly rendered seasonal songs both classic and new. There is an emotional content to this music as well. Starting with Calling Snow, a soft chant-like song on percussion and a delightful duet between flutes. Calling Snow paints an image of the season in a Southwest long ago when Winter's first snowfall signaled a period of reflection. Solo flute versions of Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel and Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring are haunting and respectful. Lullay Lullay, Little Drummer Boy, and Oh Christmas Tree all on light percussion and flute are great mood setting songs and will possible have the listener unconsciously singing along.

This CD is perfect for creating a seasonal introspective atmosphere. Whether watching the snow falling outside, setting up for a party, looking at lights or driving Winter Colors captures the beauty and starkness of the season in the Southwest. A must add for your holiday collection right next to your George Wintson December discs and Windham Hill and Celtic Winter Collections. Played on many podcasts, community and public radio stations and programs like Audiosyncracy.

Randy earned 2nd place at the 2007 Musical Echoes Native American flute festival and competition. He is a 2007 "Rising Star" selected performer at Zion Canyon Art and Flute Festival. He is a 2007 nominee for the Native American Music Awards or NAMMY's and the New Mexico Music Industry Awards. He performs for festivals, solo concerts, fundraisers, special events as well as volunteers his music regularly in Hospice and Hospital settings. Both CDBaby.com and ABC's Download.com selected Randy's music as "Editor's Picks."

Listen and hear why Granger's music is used in films, documentaries, on websites, internet radio stations and why he is a regular in-studio guest on many public radio stations and the subject of numerous features and articles.

A native of New Mexico, Granger brings the mystical and magical sensibility that is the Desert Southwest to his music. Of Mexican, Native American, Indian and western European ancestry Granger's influences are complex and conflicting--leading to a beautiful and intangible tension in his music that resolves into a deep peacefulness.


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Tanya

Too good to just play at Christmas!
This album is a fantastic example of how Randy Granger can take an average song and turn it into something beautiful. Too good to be left on the shelf for 11 months of the year, I've been driving round listening to Silent Night and Oh Christmas Tree in March!! The songs are played with feeling and make for great listening. My favourites are Lullay Lullay, which is somewhat haunting with almost an Egyptian feel to it, and What Child Is This which includes vocals too. I'd recommend this CD but please don't hide it away until the festive period returns, you'll really be missing out!

Pulse Weekly Entertainment Guide

Tender, unique takes on Christmas/Seasonal classics.
Indian and ethnic percussion instruments combine with American Indian flutes, vocals and acoustic guitar on Randy Granger's "Winter Colors" CD.

The 10 tracks include tender, unique takes on Christmas classics, from "What Child Is This (Greensleeves)," "Silent Night" and "Oh Christmas Tree" to haunting renditions of lovely, rarer hymns like "Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "Lullay Lullay" and "I Wonder As I Wander."

If you're less than fond of the ubiquitous "Little Drummer Boy," you could change your mind after hearing an American Indian drum and flute version. Granger's original offerings, "Calling Snow" and "Snow Geese," conjure images of winter in Southwestern high desert county.

Sun News - Sun Life Reporter

Spritually Uplifting
Winter Colors is a lovely Southwestern Holiday creation with no sad associations. Even the terminally obnoxious "Little Drummer Boy," when rendered by Randy on American Indian drums and flutes, seems ancient, Southwest and spiritually uplifting.

Redfeather Rose Entertainment (Quail Spirit)

Randy Has Landed Right On The Mark
YES !.... This is the new Standard for my Holiday Listening Pleasure. Each track stands on it's OWN merits.
I believe "Randy Has Landed" right on the mark with this CD.

Randy Granger

Elegant, Artful Music
We listened to about half of the new CD, we are awed by your singing, the second or third song; (What Child is This) guitar, voice and flute together is truly artful. Simple elegant music full of shape and color is a rare ability.
There is a language that all recognize but few can speak. - Michael Graham Allen

Rosalyn S.

I keep it playing all day. I love it.
Enjoyed the CD and have played it 3 times. My favorite is "I Wonder As I Wander"-it shows off your many talents.
Merry Christmas and may 2007 bring you lots of work and success.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


It will be difficult, if not impossible, to find a more serene, mood-setting album this holiday season than Randy Granger’s, “Winter Colors.” Featuring the tranquil and meditative voice of the Native American flute with its evocative call as gentle and tender as falling snow, this album takes us through ten soothing tracks from haunting solos like O Come O Come Emmanuel to carols backed with light percussion and guitar, such as Silent Night, to flute duets such as on Lullay Lullay/Coventry Carol. Within each performance, there is incredible stillness and reflection and yet, the album is deeply inspired and threaded with sincere feeling. If you have enjoyed and followed the work of R. Carlos Nakai, Marina Raye or Mark Holland, this is a must-have seasonal gem.